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Today is a Good Day: 11 a.m. to noon, first and third Wednesdays of each month, beginning Sept. 4, Alaco Room, Downtown Civic Center; support group for those experiencing depression and/or anxiety; focus is on encouragement and positive thinking; free; Susan Galloway, 256-328-6040
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly meetings; 12:30 p.m. weigh-ins. 1 p.m. meetings on Tuesdays at Glencoe Senior Activities Building; $32 joining fee and yearly dues, $5 monthly dues; 256-492-4911
Neurological Disorders Specialized Exercise and Motion Classes: 1 p.m. most Wednesdays, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church of Gadsden, Sixth and Walnut streets; wheelchair accessible; call or email ahead to confirm dates; Parkinsonsgroup.firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-919-6992
Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group: 11 a.m., third Thursdays, Rainbow City First United Methodist Church; Alzheimer’s Association sponsored caregivers’ support group; 256-442-3620
Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Gadsden (For Patients and Caregivers) meets at noon the second Wednesday of the month at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Gadsden, corner of Sixth and Walnut streets. Participants should bring lunch or a snack. For information, email parkinsonsgroup.Gadsden@gmail.com or call 205-919-6992.
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at Ohatchee First Baptist Church, 2090 Spring Road, Ohatchee, 36271. Caregiver support groups are designed to provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings. For more information, contact Gia Saxon, 256-225-4471.
Christian Men’s Prayer Breakfast: The Christian Men’s Prayer Breakfast of Gadsden Regional Medical Center meets the first Thursday of each month beginning at 7 a.m. Contact Jack Campbell, 256-547-7830.
Stroke Support Group: The group meets at 1:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gadsden, 801 Goodyear Ave. For information, contact Katie Baker, registered nurse, 256-439-5000.
Coosa Valley Coders: The chapter meets the third Monday of each month beginning at 6 p.m. at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Contact Karen Bradford at 256-442-4141 for more information.
Dementia Support Group: Facilitated by SouthernCare Hospice, it meets at 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Gadsden Health & Rehab Center, 1945 Davis Drive, Gadsden, on 800 Hall. For information, call Shawn Sims, 256-546-5566.
HIV/AIDS Support Group: A support group for patients, families and loved ones meets from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Call 256-546-4465.
Mental Health America of Etowah County: MHA offers stress and anger management (noon and 6 p.m. on Mondays), domestic violence prevention (1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Mondays) and parenting classes (11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesdays) for adults at the Robert Echols Family Success Center, 821 E. Broad St. The registration fee for each class is $80, and certificates will be awarded on completion. The instructors are Alicia Harrell and Kelly Clark. For more information, call 256-547-6888, ext. 115.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: TOPS meets on Tuesdays at the Glencoe Senior Activities Building; early weigh-ins at 11:15 a.m., weigh-ins at 12:30 p.m., meetings at 1 p.m.; $32 joining fee and yearly dues, $5 monthly dues; 256-492-4911
Diabetes Support Group: Diabetes Support Group meets at 6 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the 500 building on the campus of Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Adult Education/GED classes: Free classes are from 8 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday at Elliott Community Center on Meighan Boulevard. Register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays at Gadsden State’s East Broad Campus/Ralls Hall. Morning, afternoon and evening classes available. Call 256-549-8698. The Gadsden Career Center, 214 S. Fifth St., offers Adult Education services/GED classes. New student registration is at 8 a.m. Mondays. Class meets from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Call 256-546-4667, ext. 256. New Student Registration at Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus in the Cheaha Career Center is at 8 a.m. Wednesdays for Adult Education/GED morning classes and at 5 p.m. every first and third Wednesday for evening classes. Call 256-835-5462.
Cross T Ranch: This ministry helps kids/teens learn basic horsemanship, self-control, anger management and respect for others. It’s good for kids with ADD, oppositional defiant disorder, reactive attachment disorder and peer pressure and conflict resolution issues. Call 256-490-2645 for more information, or visit footprintsofhope.com.
Rejoicing in Recovery: This faith-based addictions group, meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at Flow of the Spirit Church, 90 Sheffield Drive, Ashville. For more information, call Michael Giles, 205-240-4801.
Norris High School: The Attalla Jr./Norris High Foundation Inc. is continuing efforts for donations and artifacts, pictures and other items from the old Norris High School. It also is seeking pictures of the old corn mill that was in Attalla, pictures of the old Attalla Train Station and history of the Attalla town and school. Contact the Rev. Preston Nix, 256-305-9730, or Geraldine K. Henley, 256-390-1335. Donations and items can be picked up.
Gadsden State’s Salon & Spa Management Program: Accepting appointments for customer days from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Cosmetology building on the East Broad Campus. Haircuts are a free service offered to the community. Hair, nails and skin-care services are available. Call 256-549-8625 to schedule an appointment or for more information. For information about purchasing gift certificates for the various services offered, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Gadsden Greeters: A nonprofit social club for women who are newcomers to the area, including but not limited to Gadsden, Rainbow City, Attalla, Southside, and Ohatchee. The club offers a variety of social activities on a monthly basis, from August through May. It affords the opportunity for women to establish friendships and pursue hobbies and interests. It is not affiliated with any church, charity or civic group. Any woman who has lived in the area less than four years may apply for membership. Annual dues are $20. Membership may continue indefinitely if dues are paid each year. Email email@example.com or visit https://gadsdengreeters.wixsite.com/thegreeter.
Veterans Upward Bound: Military veterans residing in Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb, Etowah, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair or Talladega counties are invited to take advantage of the free services offered through Veterans Upward Bound, a TRiO program funded 100 percent by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. Enrollment at Gadsden State or any other college or university is not mandatory to participate. For more information or to see if you are eligible to receive free services to assist in continuing your education, contact the VUB Office at 256-549-8286/8328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepherd’s Cove Hospice offers free grief support services to both children and adults who have experienced the death of a significant person, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the loss. Shepherd’s Cove Hospice desires to assist children and adults on their grief journey by providing a variety of opportunities, including support to individuals who are coping with a loss because of a violent crime. For more information, call 256-891-7724 or visit www.shepherdscovehospice.org.
Al-Anon: Al-Anon is a support group for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts, meets noon Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Downtown Civic Center (256-504-5606), 7 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at First Baptist Church of Rainbow City (256-328-0575) and 7 p.m. Tuesdays at The Church at Wills Creek (205-594-4548) or email email@example.com.
Narcotics Anonymous: Northeast Alabama Narcotics Anonymous is a fellowship of recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. If you have a problem with drugs, call our 24-hour hotline at 800-230-5109 or come to one of our meetings. Visit www.neaana.com for local meeting days and times.
Celebrate Recovery: Several sessions take place. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays in The Church at Wills Creek, 2730 Wills Creek Road, 256-546-9236; at 5:45 p.m. Sundays in North Glencoe Baptist Church, 1119 Chastain Blvd., 256-492-1910 or 256-390-5177, Don Colvin; at 6:30 p.m. Mondays in East Gadsden Church of God, 105 Elmwood Ave., across from Aldi, 256-546-9732; Fridays at Cornerstone Church, 530 Chestnut St. (corner of South Sixth and Chestnut streets), meal is served at 5:30 p.m. for $3, large group meets at 6:30 p.m. and small groups meet at 7:30 p.m., Steven Brewster, 256-490-0872; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, New Haven Church of God, across from KFC and Taco Bell; 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, New Season Assembly of God Church, Southside, 256-442-2222 or 256-490-2645, Mary Kay Tortoriello, facilitator; 10 a.m. Thursdays in A Day of New Beginnings, 114-B Brown Ave., Rainbow City, women only, no child care, Debra Hood, 256-467-4433, Mary Kay Tortoriello, facilitator
Christians Against Substance Abuse: This 12-step program meets at 6 p.m. Mondays for women and 6 p.m. Thursdays for men in Rainbow Church of Christ, 2201 Rainbow Drive. Call 256-547-3731.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly: Meetings are: Gadsden Chapter No. 380, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, East Gadsden Community Center, 256-878-6526; Chapter No. 255, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 3200 West Meighan Blvd., Etowah County Co-op Building, 256-547-7889; and Chapter No. 547, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe, 256-492-4911; Albertville No. 564, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Church of the Nazarene, Boaz, 256-891-3496.
Grief Share: Meets at 10 a.m. each Monday at MeadowBrook Baptist conference center beginning Sept. 9. 256-442-3550.
Bereavement Management/Grief Support Group: Provided by Gadsden Regional Hospice, it meets at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in the offices of Gadsden Regional Home Health and Hospice at 301 S. Fourth St. For information, call 256-538-7460.
Journey Through The Valley: This grief support group, sponsored by Encompass Health Hospice, meets from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month and from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at 101 Church St., Rainbow City. For more information, call Dave Roberts, 256-467-3568.
Nichols Memorial Library: Nichols Memorial Library, home of the Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays for anyone interested in family history research. A discussion group meets at 9 a.m. Thursdays. It is led by John McFarland. Everyone is welcome to come and participate. The library contains genealogical information and family files from all areas of Alabama, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and other states. The library has a large collection of military records and Native American research records. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-677-3144 or 256-504-4499.
Clayton Cemetery: The Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society will be publishing a book on those buried in Clayton Cemetery in the Alabama City area. If you have any history on the site or have relatives buried in the cemetery, the society welcomes input. The project is to help maintain the Clayton Cemetery Preservation Fund. Anyone with information or donations may call 256-504-1485 or email email@example.com.
Family History Center: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Family History Center, 2001 Noccalula Road, is open 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and other days and times by appointment. Contact Nancy McDonald, director, at 205-527-7580. At the center, there is free access to Family Search, Ancestry, My Heritage and Find My Past. During operating hours, the center can be reached at 256-546-0746.